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U.S. Wins Math Olympiad for Second Straight Year

By Liana Loewus — August 02, 2016 1 min read

After a 21-year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious high school math competition known as the International Math Olympiad for two years running.

The all-male team took home first place at this year’s competition, held last month in Hong Kong. Two of the six U.S. competitors were also on last year’s winning team.

During the competitions, students worked on solving six problems individually over two 4½-hour sessions.

The U.S. team scored 214 points out of a possible 252. Korea and China were just behind, with 207 and 204 points, respectively, reports the New York Times.

A version of this article appeared in the August 03, 2016 edition of Education Week as U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For Second Straight Year

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